Personal Protection with the Cub 10.6 eV VOC Gas Detector

The Cub 10.6 eV personal VOC gas detector from Ion Science is a wearable device that can be worn in the breathing zone in order to detect volatile organic compounds. This keeps workers safe in their working environment.

The Cub 10.6 eV is the lightest and most compact wearable VOC gas detector on the market. When worker exposure exceeds pre-configured limits, vibrating, flashing and audible LED alarms inform users about the presence of gases. The bright and back-lit LCD displays all readings with selectable data logging time.

Cub 10.6 eV personal VOC gas detector

Video Credit: Ion Science


Cub’s patented photoionization detection (PID) sensor technology, as illustrated by independent verification, works best for operations where speed, precision and humidity resistance are key.

The Cub 10.6 eV personal VOC gas detector comes fitted as a standard instrument with a 10.6 eV lamp for the precise detection of a wide range of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) to parts-per-million (ppm) levels.

Also, ION Science provides the Cub TAC 10.0 eV benzene detector.

Ultimate Performance

  • Anti-contamination design for lengthened field operation
  • Quantifies 480 selectable compounds
  • In-built humidity resistance with no need to compensate
  • Unparalleled sensitivity detects down to ppb levels
  • Broadest detection range of gases 0 to 5,000 ppm

Ultimate Safety

  • Battery life extends up to 12 hours
  • Availability of clear audio, visual and vibrating alarms
  • LCD display for clear readings
  • Quick (<13 seconds) response to dangerous gases and vapors
  • Fulfills ATEX and IECEx certification

Ultimate Flexibility

  • Two-year warranty when Cub registered online
  • Easy to service
  • Users can easily upgrade their instrument

Technical Specifications

Source: Ion Science

Specification Value
Sensitivity 0.001 ppm (isobutylene equivalent)*
0.002 mg/m3 (isobutylene equivalent)*
Accuracy ± 5% display reading ± one digit
Response <13 seconds (T90)
Approvals  ll 1 G Ex ia llC T4 Ga (-20 °C ≤ Ta ≤ 55 °C)
IECEx BAS 11.0014
Battery Battery life up to 12 hours
Battery charge time 4 hours
PID lamp options 10.6 eV, 10.0 eV
Data Logging 30,000 readings
Communications USB 2.0
Alarms LEDs, audio and vibrate Sounder 95 dB @ 300 mm
Pre-programmed TWA & STEL Work exposure alarm levels on all models
Temperature Operating: -20 to 60 °C (-4 to 140 °F)
Certified: -20 to 55 °C (-4 to 131 °F)
Weight and Dimensions 111g (2.91 oz)
61 x 66 x 59 mm (2.4 x 2.6 x 2.3″)
Resolution PPM 0.1 ppm
PPB 0.001 ppm
TAC 0.01 ppm
Range 0 – 5000 ppm
Calibration 2 point calibration via docking station
Upgradeable  Update PPM to PPB
IP Rating IP65** (heavy rain)
LCD Display Backlit multi colour
Flow Rate N/A (no pump)

All specifications quoted are at calibration point and under the same ambient conditions. Specifications are based on isobutylene calibration at 20 °C and 1000 mBar.
* Model dependant.
** IP65 with PTFE filter fitted, IP64 without PTFE filter fitted.

Cub 10.6 eV Personal VOC Gas Detector Accessories and Replacement Parts

The Cub wearable VOC gas detector is compatible with a broad range of accessories and replacement parts. Contact ION for further information or to make an order.

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